Continental Siding Owner Alec Cook Helps Small Businesses During the Pandemic by Organizing a Group of Community Leaders to Assist the Local Chamber
When the pandemic caused small businesses all across Independence to shut down and lose business, Alec Cook took it upon himself to organize a group of community leaders to assist the local chamber. The pandemic brought about a lot of isolation and distance from the community which resulted in people that were struggling while feeling truly alone.
The President of the Independence Chamber, Tom Lesnak, recognized that the pandemic caused extra challenges which meant that they really needed the help of some of the chamber’s larger members or even businesses who had never been members before. This is where Continental Siding truly stepped up. Alec Cook helped organize a new tier of businesses under the Community Leader level to recognize them as businesses that led in a time that this community needed leadership.
Tom Lesnak understands that “our Community Leaders realize that as the chamber goes, so goes the community. They realized it was important for us to maintain our strength and standing within the community so that we could support the smallest business up to the largest.” It was with this mindset that Continental Siding owner Alec Cook realized that he needed to help in a big way by organizing a group of Community Leaders to assist the local chamber.